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Poster: Old_NJ_Head_Zimmer Date: Feb 12, 2010 8:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: The Magic of live music

Why is it that every time someone goes to a show you hear "They playing their best music in years" or "He's got his chops up" or "Magical"

I know live music gets you pumped up and all but if you read quotes about almost every show from the early 70's up till today - they are always the same. But we know better, don't we??? Their was a point when they weren't their best in years and would never be again.

Once in a while, I actually listen to some recently hyped show and find most of them rather unlistenable or worse.

Ah - the magic of live music!!!!!!!

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Poster: billydlions Date: Feb 13, 2010 6:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Magic of live music

3-29-90 was the best show I have ever attended, by any band. When I left the arena that night everyone was blown away by the music. Yet for some reason, I just cant get in to the show now. When I listen today, the magic is just not there. Perhaps it's due to the recordings available, none of which are very good (other than Eyes released on Without a Net). On the other hand I'm listening to 8-27-72 as I type this and no one could ever claim the same about that show!

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Poster: midnight sun Date: Feb 13, 2010 10:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Magic of live music

crowds can work both ways, sometimes adding to the experience, other times distracting from

had a great time listening to the examples suggested in the individual song threads this past week, each with its own merits, many of the choices displayed entirely different events within...impossible to pick a fav, not sure if i can ever determine a point in time of no return where everything further is completely dismissed

can get into studio albums of almost any band every once in a while but soon grow tired...as a steady diet, recorded live music is my preference

to get back to your point, live music will never die...

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Poster: madmonkmcphee Date: Feb 13, 2010 11:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Magic of live music

Absolutely agree with midnight sun. Studio albums are fun to listen to and critique, but live shows are really special. A window to the virtuoso's soul, especially the grateful dead. Been listening to a lot of live jazz, CHARLIE PARKER......20 th century genious

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Poster: midnight sun Date: Feb 13, 2010 12:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Magic of live music

no doubt Bird was the pioneer that started the jazz movement towards outside, without Bird the evolution of jazz would have taken many years longer and may have even died out in the process (pure conjecture of course)

as much as i admire him, imho rhythm sections didn't catch up until around 1960, unfortunately he didn't survive long enough to carry through to the same degree of sophistication offered by Trane, Miles, Shorter, Evans to name but a few (also, consider Miles mid 60's studio albums live w/o an audience) to risk an old worn out cliche, these guys stood on the shoulders of the jazz giant

posted this abstract twelve bar example a few weeks back, more of Parker's influence shining on...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oK1ZjCmLdBE

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Poster: madmonkmcphee Date: Feb 13, 2010 1:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Magic of live music

Thanks for that, love the electric keyboard. Beautiful sounding sax

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Poster: warpHrat Date: Feb 13, 2010 7:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Magic of live music

Hell ya, LIVE MUSIC and the sunrise.
http://www.archive.org/details/BoH2009-02-13.flac16


This post was modified by warpHrat on 2010-02-13 15:16:07

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Poster: whirlwind dreamer 65-95 Date: Feb 13, 2010 9:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Magic of live music

i think alot has to do with the atmosphere folks are in at the time.a hightend altered sense always made the difference to me. being at the show was so much energy flow.that everything seemed great and flowing.but to sit at home and listen to a show stone cold sober its just music.being there live is magic it really is an enviorment that cant be created on tape/disc etc. just my opinion :)